CCS and Power Systems

Carbon Storage - Carbon Use and Reuse

Beneficial Use of Carbon Dioxide in Precast Concrete Production

Performer: McGill University - The Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning

Project No: FE0004285


  • The design, fabrication and assembly of bench-scale systems to test dynamic (Figure 1) and static (Figure 2) carbonation of fiber-cement panel and concrete block production have been completed (Figure 3).

  • In optimized laboratory conditions, the carbon uptake for concrete blocks and fiber-cement panels was shown to range between 16-25 percent and 16-30 percent, respectively following some initial pre-curing with water.

  • The CO2 recovery system using a self-concentrating absorption method has been successfully optimized to reach a capture efficiency of approximately 90 percent.

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